The rear-facing camera module features twin 12Mp cameras, one a wide-angle with a 1/2.55-inch size sensor, 1.4µm pixels, and an f/1.8-aperture lens, and the other a short telephoto with a slightly slower f/2.4 aperture. Other features include phase detection autofocus, 4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) on the wide-angle module, and an LED flash. [dxomark]Hey friends, I've tried to read through this whole thread, but I think my search terms are too broad/generic. Could someone quickly refresh me what "firmware" is that is being referred to throughout? I get it that by flashing OEM Xiaomi firmware I might flash some software unique to running this phone, before flashing any custom ROMs.
However, in the past, OEM firmware is installed using wonky flashing software (like Flashtool for SONY) and typically rewrites the whole phone, including the recovery partition, thus nullifying my ability to subsequently install any custom ROM. Is that not the case being discussed in this thread?
Thanks in advance!
*Edit: I did just bludgeon my way through and installed the "firmware" for the Xiaomi Mi 8 via TWRP, and then the LineageOS zip via TWRP, and have rebooted and all appears to be in working order.
Followup question: I had begun this process because I had thought the Mi 8 had a better camera than a 12 megapixel in the back. Also, I started using OpenCamera, which allows switching between cameras manually, which I thought neat. However, with this, and the previous (Havoc) installation, it seems like the camera is nerfed, or not reading the hardware correctly? Or, do I remember wrong and the hardware camera on the Mi 8 is only 12 mp in the back?